Song of the Day: 7/14/13 Wintergatan – Somarfågel

Posted: July 14, 2013 by Dethfrequency in Free Downloads, Song of the Day
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Oh praise be to the glory of the internet. The experimental Swedish band Wintergatan released their debut record back in April and thanks to the wondrous facebook it has made it’s way to my ears. Oh happy day, little ones. I may now bestow their beauty unto you!

Where do I even begin? I would love to comment on their instrument choice for this song but if you glance at their website they show what they’re actually working with. An array of tables (very conspicuously spelling out Wintergatan) covered in various string instruments, keyboards, hand drums, toys, and is possibly home to a small army of musical gnomes.

One of the most striking things about Wintergatan is their use of the accordion. In my opinion it is one of the most underrated, misunderstood, audibly pleasing instruments to exist. Many just associate the instrument with lonely streets of Paris, a sole accordion player serenading a mime as it jerks off in a back alley. White makeup dripping from it’s face with each tear…. At least that’s what I picture…. To each their own….

Wintergatan brings the instrument to new light using it as their lead instrument. On this particular song it suits to be called a vocal line. Be sure to tune in on their layering, theres always something interesting going on underneath every line.

Their whole album deserves a good thorough listen to so be sure to check them out on their bandcamp account or listen from down below.

They are also featured on Spotify.

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  1. […] and oh boy has one never sounded better. Their popular track Sommarfågel was featured as our Song of the Day back in […]

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